Sir Patrick Stewart: Logan 'echoes' the political climate

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 February 2017
Sir Patrick Stewart

Sir Patrick Stewart

Sir Patrick Stewart believes there are "echoes" of political statements within 'Logan', because the team were "affected by the changing times"

Sir Patrick Stewart believes there are "echoes" of political statements within 'Logan'.

The 76-year-old actor will reprise his role as the founder of the X-Men Charles Xavier in the upcoming Marvel Comics movie, and has said whilst the production team didn't "set out" to make a politically driven movie, they were "affected by the changing times" which have somewhat influenced the script.

He told Variety magazine at the Berlinale Film Festival: "We are affected by the changing times. You present your part as a person influenced by the times. We did not set out to make a political movie, yet there are echoes in the film that exist today - that is serendipity. If people want to take messages from this film, then we have done a good job."

Meanwhile, Hugh Jackman - who will be making his eighth and final outing as the mutant Wolverine in 'Logan' - has said he gave the project "everything" he had in order to make it something to remember.

He said: "There is not a frame of this film where I can say I didn't put everything into it. I couldn't have made this film if I didn't make the decision within myself that this was the last one.

"I just didn't compromise on anything. I was a pain to a lot of people, because I don't get another shot at this. This is a character I love. I owe my career to this character."

The Hollywood star was so determined to put everything into the project that he reportedly opted to get a reduced salary to help convince 20th Century Fox to keep the film - the third and final instalment of the 'Wolverine' solo trilogy - at the R rating it was given.

'Logan' will hit cinema screens on March 1.

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